Silent neoplastic cardiac invasion in small cell lung cancer: A case report and review of the literature

Ngoc Pham, Mark D. Bonnen, Yohannes T. Ghebre

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Abstract

Objective: Rare co-existance of disease or pathology Background: Secondary malignant tumor of the heart is one of the most life-threatening complications of lung cancer. Several published case reports have documented non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with neoplastic cardiac invasion. However, the number of reported cases of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with neoplastic cardiac invasion is limited. Case Report: We present a rare case of advanced SCLC in a patient with asymptomatic neoplastic cardiac invasion. We also discuss radiation therapy modalities that should be considered in SCLC patients with cardiac invasion. Conclusions: Clinicians should be vigilant about cases of SCLC with asymptomatic intra-cardiac invasion and practice caution when diagnosing, as well as treating with radiation as a monotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2018

Keywords

  • Lung neoplasms
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Radiation
  • Small cell lung carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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